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Martha Schoolman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680740

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.001.0001

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The Maroon’s Moment, 1856–1861

The Maroon’s Moment, 1856–1861

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(p.161) Chapter 5 The Maroon’s Moment, 1856–1861
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Abolitionist Geographies
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Martha Schoolman

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0006

This chapter presents a reading of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp that opposed the escalating violence in Kansas. The novel told the history of slave resistance in the swamps of the south eastern United States. Stowe became the first to formulate in fiction a new stage of abolitionist militancy imaginatively rooted in the tactics of slaves and former slaves in the U.S. South and the internationally colonized Caribbean. Stowe’s novel was followed by a series of literary works such as Joshua Giddings’ The Exiles of Florida: The Crimes Committed by Our Government Against the Maroons Who Fled from South Carolina and Other Slave States, and James Redpath’s The Roving Editor: Or Talks with Slaves in the Southern States, as black and white abolitionist resistance intensified over the course of the late antebellum period.

Keywords:   Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dred, slave resistance, Joshua Giddings, James Redpath, abolitionist

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